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A/AC.21/UK/140
11 May 1948



11 May 1948



UNITED NATIONS PALESTINE COMMISSION

Communication Received from United Kingdom
Delegation Concerning Food Supplies for
Palestine





The following communication, concerning arrangements made by the United Kingdom Government with Messrs. Steel Brothers for the purchase of food supplies for Palestine, has been received from Mr. J. Fletcher-Cooke of the United Kingdom Delegation.






UNITED KINGDOM DELEGATION TO THE UNITED NATIONS
Empire State Building, New York 1, N.Y.
10th May 1948

My dear Bunche

May I refer to my letter of 30th April regarding a communication sent to Steel Brothers, Haifa on the 26th April.

I have been asked to bring to the notice of the Commission that His Majesty’s Government reserves the right to off-set any amounts remitted by Steel Brothers to the Crown Agents for the Colonies (in accordance with the instructions contained in the communication referred to above) against funds advanced to the Government of Palestine for food purchase.

I am sending a copy of this letter to Mr. Finn Moe, rapporteur of the Sub-Committee of the 1st Committee of the General Assembly.


Yours sincerely,
J. Fletcher-Cooke (signed)

Dr. Ralph Bunche
Principal Secretary to the
United Nations Commission on Palestine
United Nations, Lake Success, L.I.

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